Computer Science - Teaching Professors

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Work type: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Computer Science, Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)

Position Titles: Computer Science - Teaching Professors
The Opportunity:  The Department of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is looking to hire multiple Teaching Professors that have a clear passion for conveying knowledge to novice software professionals.  We are looking for superb teachers who inspire students and will advance the University’s commitment to diversity.  Each successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of computer science core and elective courses, including, but not limited to, courses such as: Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures, and Software Engineering. Candidates should also plan to support departmental recruiting efforts, coordinate multi-section courses (including supervision and training of teaching assistants), and participate in curriculum innovations and improvements.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possess a Ph.D. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Science Education, or another closely related field.
  • Teaching Associate/Full Professor: Demonstrated record of teaching excellence and evidence of educational service.
  • Teaching Full Professor: Demonstrated record of leadership and application of educational research.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proven experience leading and teaching multi-section courses.
  • Experience teaching low-level CS courses (e.g., CS0 and CS1). 
About Mines, the Department, and Golden, CO:

Colorado School of Mines, Colorado’s oldest public university, is located in picturesque Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder.  Mines has 5,196 undergraduate students and 1,569 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Mines has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Colorado School of Mines was ranked the No. 4 best engineering college in the United States by Money Magazine in 2020. Mines was recently dubbed the top public university in the nation for return on investment in's "Colleges Worth Your Investment" list. The CS Department, which is ranked in the top 5% of all CS programs in the US (per U.S News & World Report), has 13 tenured/tenure track faculty, 4 teaching faculty, and 2 Professors of Practice, and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. CS@Mines currently has approximately 800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students and is the fastest growing department on the Mines campus. More information about the university and the CS Department, including active research areas, can be found at and, respectively. For any questions, please contact

How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information of three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, and veteran status) and upload the following:

(1) a cover letter describing interest in the position and desired rank,
(2) a statement of teaching philosophy,
(3) a curriculum vitae, and
(4) a 1-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled with priority given to those submitted by December 30.  The desired start date is August 2021.    

Diversity Commitment:

The Mines community has a Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion, and Access; which supports a wide range of activities, including inclusive hiring, inclusivity in the classroom, cultivating a respectful and compassionate campus culture, family friendly programming and polices, expanding pathways for success, and ensuring shared responsibility (

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research.  Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes.  As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Total Rewards: Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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